quote by Rachel Carson

But man is a part of nature, and his war against nature is inevitably a war against himself.

— Rachel Carson

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One way to open your eyes is to ask yourself, "What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew i would never see it again?


Silent spring quote It's better to cry than to be angry; because anger hurts others, while tears flo
It's better to cry than to be angry; because anger hurts others, while tears flow silently through the soul and cleanses the heart.

Why would anyone believe it is possible to lay down such barrage of poisons on the surface of the earth without making it unfit for all life? They should not be called insecticides, but biocides.

Silent spring quote I often regret that I have spoken; Never that I have been silent.
I often regret that I have spoken; Never that I have been silent.
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It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know the sense of wonder and humility.

I don't fear death; I fear remaining silent in the face of injustice. I am young and I want to live. But I say to those that would eliminate my voice: I am ready, wherever and whenever you might strike. You can cut down the flower, but nothing can stop the coming of the spring.

In the depths of your hopes and desires, lies your silent knowledge of the beyond, and like seeds dreaming beneath the snow, your heart dreams of spring. Trust the dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.


Silent spring quote Our lives begin to end the day we remain silent about things that matter.
Our lives begin to end the day we remain silent about things that matter.

If there is poetry in my book about the sea, it is not because I deliberately put it there, but because no one could write truthfully about the sea and leave out the poetry.

A Who's Who of pesticides is therefore of concern to us all.

If we are going to live so intimately with these chemicals eating and drinking them, taking them into the very marrow of our bones - we had better know something about their nature and their power.

The 'control of nature' is a phrase conceived in arrogance, born of the Neanderthal age of biology and philosophy, when it was supposed that nature exists for the convenience of man.

Silent spring quote Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behavior. You are beneath the thinker
Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behavior. You are beneath the thinker. You are the stillness beneath the mental noise. You are the love and joy beneath the pain.

We urgently need an end to these false assurances, to the sugar coating of unpalatable facts. It is the public that is being asked to assume the risks that the insect controllers calculate. The public must decide whether it wishes to continue on the present road, and it can do so only when in full possession of the facts.

A child's world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement.


The road we have long been traveling is deceptively easy, a smooth superhighway on which we progress with great speed, but at its end lies disaster.

Silent spring quote Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It w
Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.

It is not half so important to know as to feel.

As crude a weapon as a cave man's club, the chemical barrage has been hurled against the fabric of life.

The holy spirit of the Spring Is working silently.

Silent spring quote Be silent or let the words be worth more than silence.
Be silent or let the words be worth more than silence.

It is also an era dominated by industry, in which the right to make a dollar at whatever cost is seldom challenged.


The question is whether any civilization can wage relentless war on life without destroying itself, and without losing the right to be called civilized.

Thine eyes are springs in whose serene And silent waters heaven is seen.

Their lashes are the herbs that look On their young figures in the brook.

Silent spring quote Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower.
Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower.

The control of nature is a phrase conceived in arrogance.

The obligation to endure gives us the right to know.

Over increasingly large areas of the United States, spring now comes unheralded by the return of the birds, and the early mornings are strangely silent where once they were filled with the beauty of bird song.


Silent spring quote If I were to remain silent, I'd be guilty of complicity.
If I were to remain silent, I'd be guilty of complicity.

For the sense of smell, almost more than any other, has the power to recall memories and it's a pity we use it so little.

How could intelligent beings seek to control a few unwanted species by a method that contaminated the entire environment and brought the threat of disease and death even to their own kind?

The aim of science is to discover and illuminate truth.

And that, I take it, is the aim of literature, whether biography or history or fiction. It seems to me, then, that there can be no separate literature of science.

Silent spring quote Hope will never be silent.
Hope will never be silent.

Nature has introduced great variety into the landscape, but man has displayed a passion for simplifying it. Thus he undoes the built-in checks and balances by which nature holds the species within bounds.

This is an era of specialists, each of whom sees his own problem and is unaware of or intolerant of the larger frame into which it fits.


The 'control of nature' is a phrase conceived in arrogance, .

. . when it was supposed that nature exists for the convenience of man . . . . It is our alarming misfortune that so primitive a science has armed itself with the most modern and terrible weapons, and that in turning them against the insects it has also turned them against the earth.

Silent spring quote There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.
There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.

The cuckoos remain silent for a long time (for several seasons) until they are able to sing sweetly (in the Spring) so as to give joy to all.

All the wild sweetness of the flower Tangled against the wall.

It was that magic, silent hour.... The branches grew so tall They twined themselves into a bower. The sun shown ... and the fall Of yellow blossom on the grass! You feel that golden rain? Both of you could not hold, alas, (both of you tried, in vain) A memory, stranger. So I pass.... It will not come again.

A hush is over everything, Silent as women wait for love; The world is waiting for the spring.

Silent spring quote Use what talent you possess; the wood would be very silent if no bird sang excep
Use what talent you possess; the wood would be very silent if no bird sang except those that sang best.
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Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.

In the depths there is a spring with all the water your heart is thirsty for.


Real glory springs from the silent conquest of ourselves.

To begin at the beginning: It is spring, moonless night in the small town, starless and bible-black, the cobblestreets silent and the hunched courters'-and-rabbits' wood limping invisible down to the sloeblack, slow, black, crowblack, fishingboat-bobbing sea.

Deceive not thyself by over-expecting happiness in the married estate.

Remember the nightingales which sing only some months in the spring, but commonly are silent when they have hatched their eggs, as if their mirth were turned into care for their young ones.

I recommend SILENT SPRING above all other books.